This world is filled with “can do” people, but just because they are can do people does not mean that they are “will do” people. The difference between can and will is the difference between hoping to bless someone else and actually doing something to bless someone else. We could wish goodwill upon this whole world, but if we don’t do something to bring goodwill upon this world that our contribution to this world will be nothing. We have to consciously put in the effort to want to see someone else rise higher, stand taller and become better than they were before. It has to come from an unselfish area of our lives where we will not mind spending the time, putting in the effort and trying our best to make someone else just a little bit better than they were before. (Matthew 5:43-45) (Isaiah 1:19-20)
I have a memory that is very distinct in my mind. When I was a teenager I remember listening to the Michael Jackson song “Man in the Mirror” and the lyrics really stuck out in my mind. I liked the song so much and the meaning of the words were so impactful that I remember listening to it over and over again and praying softly in my heart “Lord, use me to make a difference in this world.” As a teenager I am not sure what my prayer wanted to accomplish, but I do know that I wanted my life to make a difference in this world even as a young kid. I believe that simple kind of faith is pleasing to the Lord. Many times we don’t know what we can do, but we do want to do something and because we do I believe God will honor our request and use us as He sees fit. (Jeremiah 1:4-7) (Romans 12:3)
We should always ask ourselves what is our life’s purpose if it is not to help another? What will this world gain from our existence if we are only interested in helping ourselves? Who will be appreciative for our life when we are only a memory in their minds? We have to ask ourselves these questions so that we don’t waste the precious time that God has given us on this earth. We have to make our life useful purposefully. We have to be willing to help and not just wishing to help. Let us keep eternity at the forefront of our minds so that whatever we do to help our fellow man we can imagine doing directly to the Lord Himself and anxiously await those words “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”. (James 1:27) (Galatians 6:2-4)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to see the responsibility that lies at your feet to be a blessing to someone else in need of what only you can give them.
LET THE PREACHER DO IT
A lost man came to church one day, seeking for the Lord. The people round about him yawned, it seems that they were bored. They had their work, they had their play, they watched him walk away. Though all knew what they ought to do, as one they seemed to say; Let the preacher do it.
A poor woman with her children came, her need was very plain, The people walked around her wide and refused to see her pain. They were busy, they couldn't stop, there was much to do that day, And as she left, her need unmet, as one they seemed to say; Let the preacher do it.
Our brother is dead.” the preacher said. The people gasped aloud. “Some help is needed,” the preacher pleaded, “Someone from this crowd...” They looked around, and then looked down. No one could get away. So home they went, without a thought , and as one they seemed to say; Let the preacher do it.
Who will come, we only need one, to clean the church this week? “I can't” said one. “I won't” thought another, “That's not the job I seek.” Upset, in a huff, Don't we do enough! They grumbled on their way. Too good to sweep, too proud to mop, as one they seemed to say; Let the preacher do it.
Millions are dying, while others are trying their game scores to increase. The battles' not lost, but consider the cost in souls lest you never have peace. Your best you must give, if for Christ you will live, and serve Him in every way. The job won't get done, and souls won't be won, if as one you continue to say; Let the preacher do it.
By Tom Hill
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Ezekiel 36:26-27 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them.”
Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
Romans 12:10-16 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another...”
Galatians 6:1-4 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH
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Today’s Selected Testimony: WHEN OUR BOAT SANK
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Man in the Mirror -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5vz6iwV38U
In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry